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Although I Have Deleted Her

Although I Have Deleted Her, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 135,284 items / 1,025,970 views

i have deleted her
from the fucked wall
of my consciousness
who she is you
wont guess
no not the
blog goddess
god bless
the one
i have deleted
was a soul
full of conceit
'yet kindness
no not the
she was a
mind all messed
the person
i talk
of was proud
bit arrogant
with some
her world was no
my world was yes
she loved
to play some
mind chess
word press
all stressed
now when
i look back
in retrospection
her was
better than
her poisonous
nothing more
nothing less
a moment lost
a moment
she left me
without her
that wander
when they digress
become poetic
not to be suppressed
lost love hovering
between defeat
failure and success

A Street Photographers World is Always Upside Down Downside Up

A Street Photographers World is Always Upside Down Downside Up, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 135,283 items / 1,025,940 views

on the streets
raising the camera
above my head
i shot this frame
pressed the trigger
i took aim
a street photographer
a pedestrian poet
barefeet blogger
my notoriety to fame
because you
who encourage me
see my pictures
a better human being
i became
believe me
i am not the same
it took me time
some sacrifice
his holy name
burning my old self
like a zenith of hope
i rose from the flame
master of the rings
master of the game
for all our shortcomings
our failures
our defeat
only we
are to blame
it takes more
than a piece
of cloth to cover
our shame
a street photographers
world always
upside down
downside up
a new file name
the fires of the soul
only time can heal
only time can tame

to a woman who touches me without reading me

Is This a Path of Peace

Is This a Path of Peace, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
TEHRAN, Iran July 17, 2010, 10:36 pm ET

Iranian police arrested 40 people following the devastating bombings of a mosque in the country's southeast as funerals were under way for the victims, local media reported on Saturday.

Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan, Iran's deputy police chief, told the semiofficial Fars news agency that those detained "intended to create insecurity in Zahedan after the bombing," but all was now calm in the city.

A Sunni insurgency called Jundallah, which has carried out several other bombings in the southeast over the past few years, claimed responsibility for the twin blasts, which killed 27

Wearing a Muslim woman's hijab
blowing up a mosque in Zahedan Iran
is not a part of Islamic teachings
or Allahs plan love and brotherhood
deviously hijacked destroying
the soul of Islam and the common man
tears on the soul of humanity
by a burka clad evil man
in search of nubile virgins

The Eye of the Rafaee Read This Before you Add Me as a Contact on Flickr or Facebook

The Eye of the Rafaee Read This Before you Add Me as a Contact on Flickr or Facebook, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The Eye of the Rafaee Read This Before you Add Me as a Contact on Flickr or Facebook

For one year due to a misunderstanding with the earlier Murshad late Sikandar Ali Baba I was excommunicated and thrown out from this group , it was a very sad decision totally unwarranted and within a few months of this decision the Murshad died after the Maqdhooom Shah urus , I met Handi Sai who became Musrshad on passing away of Sikandarr Wali Baba at Sakibs sandal , we broke ice and I was allowed once again to be part of this colorful group again.

Handi Sai died too and Barsati Bawa is the new Murshad in his place , there is another Bawa Amanat Ali Bawa who heads this group at ,,Maulah Ali Dargah at Dharavi.

I have excellent equation and cordial relation with both of them.

But what really saddens me this group once Barsati Bawa took over has disintegrated comp…

Fire Power- A Thought of Peace

Fire Power- A Thought of Peace, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 135,282 items / 1,025,463 views

the chillum
of peace
their angst
held in captivity
they release
on the soul
of humanity
the freeze
they dont
promote hate
they dont
ask one man
to kill another man
they too
want terrorism
to cease
which has
a new order
of people
who use
allah ho akbar
as war cry
do what
they please
as mosques
come tumbling
get bombed
by men in hijab
such as these
suicide bombers
as the human
soul weeps
does it really
to the rest of
the muslim world
fast asleep
the womb
of a mother
in eternal pain
to see her child
in death throes
his last azan
to allah
a pledge
he did keep

to sukhi hontu and joel

Hash - The Rafaee Path to Peace

Hash - The Rafaee Path to Peace, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The Rafaee tradition is of smoking the chillum, and passing it around, because of this they have many hanger ons who are nothing but hardcore dope addicts, getting their smoke free..

They sit at the periphery, they get food from the Bawas too.

The inner circle has rich patron, real loaded cats who give the Bawas free dope and ample money for the upkeep of the Dhuni..

In the evening a few of the Bawas under Barsati Baw go and beg from the shop keepers.

Close by near the Dhuni a goat is tied given by some other patron , it will be sacrificed before the Bawas move out from here to the next venue which is the Dargah of Fakhruddin Shah Baba they will be here for 5 days.

In Feb they will move up the mountains to Haji Malang they have their Asthana known as Rafaee Chowk...

I will wait for Dr Glenn Losack MD and move up with him, the owners of this mountains the Ketkar brothers Abhijeet and Kumarsaab will be our…

Hassan Ganda or Don Jaun Baba

Hassan Ganda or Don Jaun Baba, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The first time we met many years back at the same location, he was pretty upset because I took his picture,he gave me a verbal volley of abuses, later Handi Sai the head of the Chancawalli Rafaees and also his head told him to apologize to me, and in that instant we became mutual friends till date..

He is an expert swordsman uses two swords to pierce his eyeballs he is very stylish too..women cant take their eyes of him, many have approached him directly with an offer of having his child , they will pay any amount to bed him..

He is a great storyteller too..does not mix with the other rafaees stays to himself..

He hails from a Holy Shrine in the jungles close to Ajmer Sharif,..he is a sight to see leaping in the air in his long robes cutting his tongue with the sword..

I could have cropped this pictures to make it more appealing , but Hassan Ganda is a foot note you cant miss even if you read the entire e…

Handi Sai May His Soul RIP

Handi Sai May His Soul RIP, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Handi Sai loved me and nobody at the Dhuni could fuck around with me he called the shots..loved being photographed by me ..

I met him before he died at Haji Malang he was in very bad shape and died at Kota Rajasthan.

I was like a in house photographer with this mendicant group , I begged with them barefeet and learnt lessons in humility , we mostly begged from hotels or went door to door shop to shop , the money I as given as alms I returned to Handi sai.

I got good money as the crowds were attracted to me , my colorful attire and knows as the Beggar Bawa or Camerawale Bawa.

Of course this was by people who came from far flung areas and did not know me at Mahim I am well known by everyone ad sundry.

I dont smoke hash or chillum , my high is shooting pictures and showing you a world that you wont see in travel brochures or in photo streams of other photographers.

And mind you it has taken me over 7 years to beco…